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Cyclone Michaung highlights: Storm likely to make landfall in AP's Bapatla, officials on high alert

Cyclone Michaung News highlights: The ‘severe’ storm is anticipated to hit southern coast of AP today and is likely to make a landfall in Bapatla.
Cyclone 'Michaung' is likely to make a landfall tomorrow between Nellore and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh; District officials are on high alert.
Cyclone 'Michaung' is likely to make a landfall tomorrow between Nellore and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh; District officials are on high alert.

Cyclone Michaung News highlights: The cyclonic storm ‘Michaung’ is expected to intensify further, moving northward over the southern part of Andhra Pradesh and crossing Nellore and Machilipatnam on Tuesday morning, eventually making landfall at Bapatla, as per the India Meteorological Department. In anticipation of heavy rainfall during the landfall, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has issued alerts to officials in approximately eight districts for necessary preparations....Read More

Meanwhile, in Tamil Nadu, which has been experiencing incessant rainfall since the formation of the low depression in the Bay of Bengal, numerous areas in Chennai and its surroundings have been flooded. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has initiated rescue operations.

Several areas in the city, including Maduravoyal, Porur, Saligaramam, and Valasaravakkam, are facing waterlogging issues. The strong winds have uprooted trees in various locations.

Due to heavy rainfall causing the water level to reach the danger mark at Bridge No. 14 between Vyasarpadi and Basin Bridge, eleven express trains departing from Chennai Central were canceled on Monday.

Addressing the people of Tamil Nadu, chief minister MK Stalin urged them to stay indoors until the storm abates. The chief minister personally inspected the Control room to assess the readiness for dealing with the cyclone.

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Dec 4, 2023 10:23 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Heavy rains disrupt normal life in north TN

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The cyclonic storm Michaung, anticipated to reach the Andhra Pradesh coast on Tuesday morning, was positioned near Chennai and Puducherry, causing heavy rainfall. The name 'Michaung,' suggested by Myanmar, signifies strength or resilience. Transport services were severely affected, with numerous train and flight cancellations. Extensively flooded roads posed a challenge for the few users navigating them. Various areas in the state capital and nearby districts of Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Tiruvallur were submerged, prompting government efforts to clear the stagnant water and manage the inundation.

Dec 4, 2023 10:16 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: If you're just in, TN has declared holiday for all educational institutions in these districts tomorrow

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Due to the cyclone, the Tamil Nadu government has announced a public holiday in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, and Tiruvallur districts on Tuesday.

All educational institutions, government offices, public undertakings, corporations, boards, banks, and financial institutions in these districts—Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu—will remain closed owing to the severe weather conditions prevailing in the state.

Dec 4, 2023 9:42 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Storm likely to make landfall in AP's Bapatla, officials on high alert

Dec 4, 2023 9:34 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: BRS leader expresses ‘concern’ after cars washed away in rain water

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: BRS leader K Kavita shared a video on Monday morning showing parked cars being washed away in the rainwater. She expressed her 'concern,' stating that her prayers are with the people of Chennai as the city grapples with heavy rainfall caused by Cyclone Michaung.

“Deeply concerned about the impact of the Cyclone Michaung on Chennai city. I wish and pray for safety and well-being of the people. Stay strong, Chennai. We're with you. Prayers,” she said on X.

People were seen scrambling to purchase and replenish essential supplies, with a high demand for drinking water.

Dec 4, 2023 9:05 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Actor Vishal posts video urging Chennai Mayor to ‘step out’ and aid rain-affected people

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: In a sarcastic tone on Monday, actor Vishal posted a video urging the officers of the Greater Chennai Corporation to step out and assist the people affected by the floods caused by cyclone Michaung, unlike their response during the 2015 floods.

"Dear Ms Priya Rajan (Mayor of Chennai) and to one & all other officers of Greater Chennai Corporation including the Commissioner. Hope you all are safe & sound with your families & water especially drainage water not entering your houses & most importantly hope you have unconditional supply of food & electricity. Just checking as a Voter coz as Citizens living in the same city as you are, we are not in the same position. I wonder if the entire storm water drain project was meant for Singapore or Chennai?

Can u pls let us know as we in 2015 came on to the roads to help people in distress but after 8 years it is pathetic to see an even worse condition.

We will continue to help this time around also for sure with food supplies & water, but I guess this time would love to see all the representatives of each constituency come out & do the needful & instil hope & help rather than fear & distress.

I put my head down in shame as I write to you. Awaiting not a miracle but wat is called DUTY to Citizens. God Bless," he said in the video

Dec 4, 2023 8:52 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Storm to intensify and move northwards to south AP coast

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The intense cyclonic storm is expected to strengthen slowly and track northwards, running nearly parallel and in proximity to the south Andhra Pradesh coastline. It is projected to make landfall around the forenoon of Tuesday between Nellore and Machilipatnam, near Bapatla, according to a statement released by the Amaravati Meteorological Centre.

• Because of continuous rainfall, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has temporarily restricted devotees from taking a holy bath at Sri Kapilathirtham waterfalls.

• In consideration of the adverse weather conditions, TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh has postponed his ‘Yuva Galam’ padayatra (political walkathon) by three days.

(With PTI inputs)

Dec 4, 2023 8:43 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: If you're just joining us, Chennai Airport closure extended till 9am tomorrow

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Earlier today the aiport operations were suspended till 11 pm today due to heavy rainfall witnessed by the city amidst the ‘severe’ cyclonic storm.

Dec 4, 2023 8:36 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Where is this cyclonic storm now? IMD updates

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The cyclonic storm ‘Michaung’ is currently centred at a distance of 80 km southeast of Nellore and around 12 km north-north east of Chennai as of 5.30 pm today, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

“SCS MICHAUNG over WC & adj SW BoB lay centered about 80km SE of Nellore and 120 km north-northeast of Chennai at 1730IST of today. Likely to move nearly northwards and cross south AP coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam close to Bapatla during forenoon of 5 Dec as SCS,” IMD wrote on X.

Dec 4, 2023 8:30 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: East Coast Railways cancelled 60 trains in view of cyclone

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) within its operational area has cancelled a total of 60 trains due to heavy rain. Additionally, ECoR has established a Crisis Management Cell to oversee the impact and developments related to Cyclone Michaung.

-Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), ECoR Ashoka Kumar Mishra said, "The ECoR is providing a round-the-clock helpline number for information or assistance for the convenience of passengers. It has intensified patrolling at vulnerable locations by deputing patrolmen and watchmen. Additional Control Room and Disaster Management Cell will be opened at Divisional Headquarters. 60 trains have been cancelled in ECoR Jurisdiction ahead of Cyclone Michaung."

-Due to heavy rainfall causing the water level to rise to a critical point at Bridge No. 14 between Vyasarpadi and Basin Bridge, eleven express trains departing from Chennai Central were canceled earlier on Monday.

Helpline Numbers: Bhubaneswar: 0674 - 2301525, 2301626, 2303060

(With ANI inputs)

Dec 4, 2023 8:22 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Odisha sends rescue teams to AP ahead of landfall

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: As a precautionary step, the Odisha government has dispatched rescue teams to the southern districts of the state. In anticipation of substantial rainfall in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, and Ganjam, the state has mobilized five ODRAF (Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force) teams and eight fire service teams for swift rescue operations, according to Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Satyabrata Sahu.

• The intense cyclonic activity in the Bay of Bengal is expected to hit land between Nellore and Machilipatnam, near Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, on Tuesday morning.

• The system, travelling at 10 kmph in the sea, is currently positioned about 80 km southeast of Nellore, 120 km north-northeast of Chennai, 210 km south of Bapatla, and 250 km south-southwest of Machilipatnam as of the latest IMD bulletin at 5:30 pm.

(With PTI inputs)

Dec 4, 2023 8:08 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Runways at Chennai Airport inundated | Visuals here

Dec 4, 2023 8:01 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Railways initiates ‘emergency cell’ in Chennai, Delhi ‘war room’ in preparations for storm

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The Railway Ministry has set up an ‘emergency cell’ in Chennai and a dedicated war room at Rail Bhawan in New Delhi, among several other measures, to effectively address the challenges brought by the cyclonic storm 'Michaung'.

"Health unit, Chennai division has also geared up its disaster management action plan and formed two teams. Team A including doctors and other on-duty staff to board the SPART (Self Propelled Accident Relief Trains) at platform no. 11 as soon as the message arrives and will report to the officer in-charge at the disaster/accident spot and start the relief work," the railway ministry said.

This ‘severe’ storm will make a potential landfall tomorrow in Andhra Pradesh's Bapatla as it is further set ot intensify

Dec 4, 2023 7:53 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Army rescues 300 citizens after flooding in rain-hit Chennai

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: During the cyclonic storm's heavy rainfall impacting Chennai and nearby areas, the Indian Army intervened to rescue around 300 individuals from the flooded regions of Mugalivakkam and Manapakkam within the city, as reported by news agency ANI, citing the Indian Army.

ANI quoted a statement from the Indian Army, mentioning that 135 personnel, equipped with necessary resources like boats, flood relief supplies, and vehicles, facilitated the aid and rescue operations.

Dec 4, 2023 7:41 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Five dead in Chennai in rain related incidents

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Five people were killed in seperate incidents amid heavy rainfall caused by cyclone Michaung in Chennai, ANI reported citing city's police department.

A separate incident led to one person sustaining injuries from a fallen tree, confirmed the police.

Due to severe waterlogging, subways have been shut in Chennai, while traffic closure between Manjambakkam to Vadaperumbakkam Road is attributed to water release from Puzhal Lake, reported the police.

Dec 4, 2023 7:27 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai met centre issues nowcast rain warning in next 3 hrs

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai regional meteorological centre on Monday evening issued a thunderstorm nowcast (short-term weather forecast) warning in Tamil Nadu for the next three hours amidst the cyclonic storm.

Dec 4, 2023 7:15 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Shah speaks to AP CM Jagan, takes stock of preparations

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday evening spoke to Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan to take the stock of preparations cyclonic storm ‘Michaung’ which is likely to make landfall in Bapatla on Tuesday morning.

“Had a discussion with the Andhra Pradesh CM Shri @ysjaganJi about the preparations concerning the potential landfall of Cyclone Michaung. Saving the lives of citizens has been our priority. The central govt is braced to provide all the necessary assistance to Andhra Pradesh. NDRF is already deployed and more teams are on standby to mobilize as needed,” Shah wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

Dec 4, 2023 6:59 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Latest visuals of Chennai aiport inundated in rain water | Watch

Dec 4, 2023 6:52 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: ‘Severe’ storm likely to make landfall between Nellore, Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The cyclonic storm 'Michaung', is likely to intensify further and make landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh by tomorrow morning, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD)

“SCS MICHAUNG over WC & adj SW BoB lay centered about 100km NE of Chennai and 120km SE of Nellore at 1430IST of today. To intensify gradually and move nearly northwards and cross south AP coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam close to Bapatla during forenoon of 5 Dec as SCS,”said the weather department in a post on 'X'.

Dec 4, 2023 6:43 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai Airport to remain shut tomorrow due to heavy rainfall

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai Airport officials declared a closure of flight operations until 9 am tomorrow due to heavy rainfall from Cyclone Michaung.

Earlier, the airport suspended arrival operations from 9:17 am to 11:30 am on Monday. Subsequently, after assessing the situation, the airport, through X (formerly Twitter), announced the complete shutdown of both arrival and departure operations until 11 pm due to severe weather conditions.

Operations were halted on Monday as the runway submerged under heavy rain, ahead of Cyclone Michaung's anticipated landfall on the Andhra Pradesh coast Tuesday morning. Read more

Dec 4, 2023 6:32 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Southern Railways issues storm guidelines

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: In view of the current cyclonic storm that is likely to make a landfall tomorrow in Andhra Pradesh, Southern Railways and related zones have provided a set of general guidelines and emergency contact details for the public in case of any urgent situation. These include phone numbers for Railway officials, Medical teams, Emergency vehicles, commercial control for public inquiries, tower wagon drivers, as well as a list of available DG sets, pumps, submersible sewage pumps, etc., stationed across various stations.

Dec 4, 2023 6:26 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Indian Railway gears up to tackle the cyclonic storm

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The Indian Railways has mobilised its resources to ensure the safe and efficient operation of trains in regions anticipated to be impacted by cyclone 'Michaung'.

• As part of its preparedness for managing cyclone-related disasters, the Indian Railways has established an emergency control center at Divisional and Headquarters levels.

• They have established an emergency control center at Divisional and HQ levels, staffed with officers from various departments such as Operating, Commercial, Engineering, Electrical, Signal/Telecommunications, and Security. These teams operate in shifts, ensuring continuous monitoring and prompt action in managing train operations round the clock.

Dec 4, 2023 6:19 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Warning dome (signal no. 5) hoisted at TN's Cuddalore Port in view of ‘severe’ storm

Dec 4, 2023 6:13 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: How did the storm affect Tamil Nadu so far

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Flooded roads caused by heavy rainfall presented a difficulty for the sparse number of road users in Tamil Nadu. Several areas in the state capital and neighbouring districts like Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Tiruvallur were covered in water, prompting the government to mobilize efforts to clear the stagnant water and flooding.

• Rail and air services experienced cancellations and delays.

• Flooding in Chennai led to the closure of 14 subways within the city.

• In the capital, efforts were made to clear uprooted trees at 11 different locations.

•At Velachery, a section of land collapsed, resulting in a deep pit and trapping individuals.

• An incident involved a building collapse in the same area, trapping some workers. Two individuals were rescued and hospitalized, although specific details were not provided by the police.

Dec 4, 2023 5:57 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung News LIVE: Union home minister Amit Shah spoke to TN chief minister earlier today

Cyclone Michaung News LIVE: Union home minister Amit Shah spoke to Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin via phone on Monday morning to discuss the current situation in the state due to Cyclone Michaung. Shah assured full support from the Centre, expressing concern and inquiring about the circumstances. In response, Stalin mentioned that if necessary after the cyclone, he would seek assistance from the Centre for conducting relief operations.

• Due to the cyclone, educational institutions, government and private offices, financial institutions, and banks in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu districts will remain closed on Tuesday, as declared by the Tamil Nadu government.

• Private companies have been advised to enable their employees to work from home in the affected areas on Tuesday.

• However, essential services, including police, fire service, local bodies, milk and water supply, hospitals and pharmacies, power supply, transportation, fuel stations, and offices involved in disaster response and relief efforts, will operate as usual despite the cyclone.

(With PTI inputs)

Dec 4, 2023 5:46 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung News LIVE: Inundated roads pose challenge to commuters in parts of Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Michaung News LIVE: Flooded roads created significant challenges for few commuters in several parts of the state capital and adjacent districts like Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Tiruvallur, news agency PTI reported.

Despite government efforts to clear the waterlogged areas, extensive inundation persisted. Over the last 24 hours until 8:30 am today, Perungudi in Chennai received 29 cm of rainfall, while Avadi in Tiruvallur district recorded 28 cm, and Mamallapuram in Chengalpet received 22 cm. The latest weather update predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall and strong winds in these four districts until late Monday.

Dec 4, 2023 5:32 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung News LIVE: Here are the preparations by Andhra govt ahead of cyclone's landfall

Cyclone Michaung News LIVE: The weather department said on Monday that cyclone Michaung is likely to make landfall at Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh, crossing the coastal regions of Nellore and Machilipatnam, which will result in heavy rainfall in the surrounding areas. Here's how the state government is embracing preparations

• Senior IAS officers are set to be deployed as special officers in the affected districts starting Monday. Their focus will revolve around preventing loss of life—both human and livestock—as part of relief efforts.

• Alongside allocating 2 crore to Tirupati district and 1 crore each to Nellore, Prakasam, Bapatla, Krishna, West Godavari, Konaseema, and Kakinada districts for relief measures, the chief minister assured additional funds if necessary.

• Officials have received directives to prioritise crop protection, particularly through paddy procurement and safeguarding the kharif harvest.

• Until Sunday, approximately 97,000 tons of paddy have been gathered, and about 6.5 lakh tons have been relocated to safer storage areas with careful attention to managing their moisture content.

• The evacuation process of affected individuals is ongoing across 181 relief camps in the eight districts, as highlighted in the statement.

• Five teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and an equal number from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been dispatched to the impacted areas to assist.

(With PTI inputs)

Dec 4, 2023 5:21 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai airport inundated with rain water

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The Chennai Airport's runway faced flooding amidst continuous rainfall in the city, triggered by Cyclone Michaung.

Life in Chennai and nearby districts was disrupted on Monday due to persistent rainfall, causing flooding in various areas. People rushed to purchase essential items, with a high demand for drinking water, news agency PTI reported. The unrelenting downpour resulted in power cuts and internet disruptions. Cyclonic storm Michaung, expected to make landfall along the Andhra Pradesh coast on Tuesday morning, remained in close proximity to Chennai and Puducherry, bringing heavy rains.

Dec 4, 2023 5:12 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung News LIVE: Cars seen washed away in rain water in TN's Pallikaranai

Dec 4, 2023 5:07 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Waterlogged visuals from Arumbakkam area

Dec 4, 2023 5:03 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: AP govt issues alert for eight districts as they braces for heavy rainfall

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Parts of Andhra Pradesh experienced heavy rainfall on Monday due to the impact of cyclonic storm 'Michaung' as the state government issued alerts for eight districts in anticipation of its approach toward the southern coastal region before landfall.

Chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy conducted a review meeting on Monday with senior officials to strategise various relief efforts in response to the cyclone.

The districts of Tirupati, Nellore, Prakasam, Bapatla, Krishna, West Godavari, Konaseema, and Kakinada were all placed on alert, according to a statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), quoted by PTI.

The severe cyclonic storm is forecasted to reach land near Bapatla by Tuesday around noon, carrying winds of up to 100 km per hour, according to the weather department. Wind gusts could reach up to 110 kmph during Tuesday forenoon.

The weather system is expected to persist until December 7, thereafter weakening into a deep depression, as mentioned in the statement.

Dec 4, 2023 4:58 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Severe storm to cross Andhra coast tomorrow noon, says IMD

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The severe cyclonic storm is likely to intensify gradually and move northwards almost parallel and close to south Andhra Pradesh coast and cross between Nellore and Machilipatnam, close to Bapatla during forenoon of December 5, said an Amaravati Meteorological Centre official in a press release.

Dec 4, 2023 4:29 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Severe waterlogging witnessed across parts of Chennai amid heavy rainfall

Dec 4, 2023 4:20 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Over 30 flights diverted to Bengaluru from Chennai

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Over 30 flights from Chennai have reportedly been redirected to Bengaluru airport due to the downpour the city experienced on Monday amidst Cyclone Michaung. Several videos surfaced online showing Chennai airport runways flooded with water, causing operational delays. Read more

Dec 4, 2023 4:11 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chembarambakkam Lake in TN releases 6000 cusecs in preparation of cyclone's landfall

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Ahead of the cyclonic storm's landfall aniticipated along the coastline, the Tamil Nadu Water Resources Department (WRD) has doubled the discharge of excess water from Chennai's Chembarambakkam Lake, raising it from 3000 cusecs to 6000 cusecs.

According to authorities in Kancheepuram quoted by ANI, the discharge rate from Chembarambakkam Lake surged from 3000 cusecs to 6000 cusecs by 12.30 pm on Monday.

Dec 4, 2023 4:01 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Jagan govt sets up 181 relief camps across Andhra

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday said that the government has set up around 181 relief camps have been set up in eight districts of the state as the severe cyclonic storm is expected to affect the coastal regions.

(ANI)

Dec 4, 2023 3:54 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung News LIVE: Pazhavanthangal Subway in Chennai shut down due to waterlogging | Watch

Dec 4, 2023 3:43 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung News LIVE: Coastal areas of TN, AP on ‘red alert’ as ‘severe’ storm looms

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: An official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated on Monday that Cyclone Michaung, likely to make landfall tonight, is just 90 km northeast of Chennai. It is expected to move further toward the coast of Andhra Pradesh.

The cyclonic storm, which escalated to 'severe' on Monday, is projected to make landfall, affecting the coastal regions of both Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, as quoted by ANI.

He further said that the weather department has issued a ‘red alert’ predicting very heavy rainfall along the coastal regions of these states.

“It is a severe cyclonic storm which lies 90km northeast of Chennai. It will move parallel to the Andhra Pradesh coast. The windspeed along Andra Pradesh will become 90-100kmph from today. We have given fishermen to not venture into the sea till Dec 6. Red alert issued for north coastal TN and AP & Yanam,” the IMD official said.

Dec 4, 2023 3:15 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung News LIVE: Indian Army steps in for rescue operations in rain-affected areas in Chennai

Dec 4, 2023 3:02 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Two flights from Bhubaneswar to Chennai have been cancelled

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Two flights scheduled from Bhubaneswar Airport to Chennai were cancelled due to heavy rainfall caused by the cyclone in the city and other parts of Tamil Nadu, according an official from Biju Patnaik International Airport quoted by ANI on Monday.

“Bhubaneswar airport is not affected due to the cyclone. We have two flights to Chennai which have been cancelled. The air field at Chennai has been closed it 11pm today due to current weather conditions,” the official was quoted as saying by ANI.

Dec 4, 2023 2:34 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Private companies in four districts of TN asked to implement work-from-home for tomorrow

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday urged private companies and establishments in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu districts to facilitate work-from-home for their employees on Tuesday due to anticipated heavy rains and their potential effects, news agency ANI reported.

Dec 4, 2023 2:05 PM IST

All educational institutions to remain closed in Chennai on Tuesday owing to heavy rainfall

All educational institutions will remain closed in Chennai on Tuesday owing to heavy rainfall, the government of Tamil Nadu said in an official statement on Monday.

Dec 4, 2023 2:01 PM IST

Eastern Coastal Districts have been badly affected by Cyclone Michaung, and life has been disrupted: Tamil Nadu Governor

Some of our Eastern Coastal Districts have been badly affected by Cyclone Michaung, and life has been disrupted. Agencies of the Center and the State have been deployed to ensure the safety of people and to maintain essential services. The situation is being monitored by the Central and State Governments at the highest level. I appeal to people to follow the advice of the State Government and stay home and stay safe until the situation improves, Tamil Nadu Governor said in his statement.

Dec 4, 2023 1:51 PM IST

Recap | Heavy rains disrupt normal life in Chennai and nearby districts

Life was thrown out of gear in Chennai and its neighbouring districts on Monday as relentless rains pounded various parts leading to inundation, raising fears of a repeat of 2015 deluge. People were seen scampering to buy and refill supplies and essential items with drinking water being on high demand. There was no let up in the downpour that led to power outages and internet disruption. Cyclonic storm Michaung, which is likely to cross the coast in Andhra Pradesh on the forenoon of Tuesday lay near Chennai and Puducherry, bringing heavy rains.

Dec 4, 2023 1:18 PM IST

Visuals from Chennai, Tamil Nadu as heavy rainfall continues in the region.

Dec 4, 2023 12:59 PM IST

NDRF personnel rescue people from waterlogged areas in Tiruvallur district amid heavy rainfall in the region | See visuals

Dec 4, 2023 12:16 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung: Heavy rain lashes Chennai; flights, trains cancelled, city waterlogged

Heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Michaung caused severe waterlogging in several areas across Chennai on Monday. Several low-lying areas, including hospitals and many residential parts, witnessed inundation even as civic agency personnel were involved in clearing the stagnant water. Read More

Dec 4, 2023 11:58 AM IST

Chennai rain live: Waterlogging witnessed inside Tambaram government hospital after incessant rainfall in the region

Dec 4, 2023 11:53 AM IST

Chennai rain live: A car was seen stuck in the massive waterlogging in Chennai's Velachery and Pallikaranai areas, caused due to heavy rainfall

Dec 4, 2023 10:58 AM IST

Chennai rain live: Visuals of waterlogging in city

Dec 4, 2023 10:33 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung: IMD's heavy rainfall warning in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry today; schools closed

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD has issued a warning of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms on Monday in several places for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the wake of Cyclone Michaung. Read More